Social networking is the easiest way to stay in touch. No matter where are you, if you have internet connection and a profile, you are a click away from your loved ones. However, it is also time when the time is of the essence and saying as much as possible in a small format is very welcome. So you have picture-heavy social networks like Pinterest and Instagram, because a picture is worth a thousand words. So what happens when those two get in a long and stable relationship that eventually results in a love child? Well, you get Pingram.Me.
So what does Pingram do? Essentially, it is social network that allows users to upload their own Instagram photos to a Pinterest style bulletin board. Although that means that Pingram is visually a twin to Pinterest, to register you will have to have an Instagram account. You will grant Pingram a permission to launch itself as a third-party-app. Thereafter, all your Instagram images will be added to Pingram, along with likes and comments, as well as the ability to pin pictures to Pinterest directly from the site. Then you can browse through pictures and check out a feed of the populars of the moment.
In short, your Instagram feed is getting a Pinterest makeover. Photo sharing sites and social networks are topping some of the most well known social media outlets in terms of referral traffic and popularity. In just a few short years, Pinterest took over Twitter in referral traffic, with more people sharing and clicking links to other sites on Pinterest. Instagram was valued about $500 million in 2012 and was named iPhone app of the year by Apple in 2011, and it doesn’t show signs of stopping.
Author and Privacy Issues
The idea and realisation of Pingram came from an Italian developer and proclaimed ex-hacker Gennaro Varriale. It started as a personal weekend project for pinning Instagram photos. While coding, he decided to make it available for others as well, and the site got published in February 2012. Reactions were positive and user base is constantly growing and sharing their photos. But what if your Instagram contacts aren’t on Pingram? Don’t worry, they will still show up on your feed. This way, Instagram users could see their work circulating much wider than their native social network, thanks to Pinterest.
We mentioned that you can pin photos from Pingram to your Pinterest profile, but what if you are not a Pingram user and your Instagram photo shows up on someone’s Pingram feed? Pinned photo will only show up as a thumbnail when another Pinterest user pins it. It appears Varriale has made sure that only Pingram users can repin photos. This clearly reflects his seriousness towards privacy issues, so he has chosen to disable the ability to pin non Pingram users’ photos. Considering that privacy on the internet is a hot topic and nobody wants to loose it, this is a smart move.
If you love Pinterest and Instagram and you need to connect them, Pingram.Me is the solution that you were searching for. Simple, familiar and easy to use, it is waiting for you to come and it has privacy issues under control. So wait no more and register!